Published by Eric Bogatin on 24 Jan 2012
I’ve assembled a few of the signal integrity experts I turn to when I have a technical question to join me in an “Ask the Experts” panel at DesignCon 2012.
On Wed Feb 1 at 2:00-2:45 pm in the ChipHead Theater, I will moderate a panel discussion, “Ask the experts, anything goes”. Included on the panel of experts are:
- Scott McMorrow, Teraspeed
- Bruce Archambeault, IBM
- Jim Nadolny, Samtec
- Yuriy Shlepnev, Simberian
- Ravi Kollipara, Rambus
- Jianmin Zhang, Cisco
- Jason Miller, Oracle
I have the best job in the world. I get to solicit questions from the audience and pose them to the panel. As an experiment, I will also accept questions by twitter.
On twitter, send your questions to @beTheSignal and use #SIDoctorIsIn.
If you heard a design guideline that just didn’t sound right, if you just released a design to fab and are staying up at night worrying about an iffy design feature, if you need the correct answer to settle an argument with your design team, come to this once in a lifetime opportunity to ask the world’s top signal integrity experts, personally.
You are guaranteed to learn something new and important from this exciting panel discussion.
- Should decoupling capacitors go on top of the board, or on the bottom of the board?
- Should DC blocking caps go near the TX or the RX?
- Should meander lines have a few long loops or many short loops?
- Which is better, tight or loose coupled differential pairs?
- Does a microstrip transmission line really cause EMC failures?
- What are the three most commons sources of failure in DDR3 designs?
- Where does the return current in a common signal go when it transitions from a circuit board to an unshielded twisted pair cable
Of course, the answer is always, “…it depends”, but learn from the experts, on what it depends.
See you there!